The All Island Novices Table Tennis Championship was conducted by the table tennis team of Moratuwa on the 19th and 20th of May.
Five age groups along with the Open novices and intermediate categories were contested at the UOM Table Tennis arena. Singer Sri Lanka partnered as the platinum sponsor while N*able Pvt Ltd. stepped in as Bronze sponsors.
Dharmashoka College, Ambalangoda took home four of the 14 championship titles on offer while Royal lay claim to two titles.
In the senior events, the novices Women’s title was won by K.W Lesanya Sethumdee of Dharmashoka Vidyalaya, Ambalangoda beating Deshanee Isanka of Anuladevi College in the final. Sandeep Lamasuriya of Ananda College got the better of Thenuka Bandara of Vidyartha College in the final of the Men’s Novices category.
Minna Hassim of Ladies’ College secured the Intermediate Women’s championship beating Sarah Kalpani of Holy Cross College, Gampaha in the final.
Meanwhile, Vindulaka Methwan of D.S Senanayake College defeated Mewan Abeywickrama on home ground to rob him of gold in the Men’s Intermediate title match.
Junior Match Results
Under 8 Girls: Menuji Sahansa Weerasinghe bt. Tharuli Jinethma
Under 8 Boys: Chithila Desandu Wanniarachchi bt. Venura Abeyweera
Under 10 Girls: W. Chathumi Imaya bt. Nethmi Hansika Perera
Under 10 Boys: M. Amasha Dewmika bt. G.D Akain Suranga
Under 12 Girls: O. Vinuki Ranthuli bt. Hasini Dullewe
Under 12 Boys: Diran Hamer bt. Saluka Premachandra
Under 15 Girls: Vinuki Janithma bt. Induprabha Rathnayake
Under 15 Boys: Gesandu Peiris bt. Thenuka Isuru Bandara
Under 18 Girls : Sandithie Jayasinghe bt. P.B Siwini Imara
Under 18 Boys: Vinuka Gunawarden bt. Bhashitha Samarasinghe